An homage to Ludwig van Beethoven on World Heart Day, Arrhythmia Suite, III. Ventricular Ectopics with Short Ventricular Tachycardia Runs. World première performed by Elaine Chew. Includes a layperson introduction to ventricular ectopics by cardiology professor Pier Lambiase, the making of the piece, and performances with and without the underlying heartbeats.
0:00 Arrhythmia Suite, III. VEs with Short VT Runs (piano only)
2:40 Introduction to Ventricular Ectopics
3:51 The Making of the Arrhythmia Suite, III.
6:55 Arrhythmia Suite, III. (with heartbeats)
Music collaged by Chew from fragments of Liszt’s transcription of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony using ECG data provided by Michele Orini and Lambiase.
Created for the Heart Rhythm Congress (3-6 Oct 2021) – More at https://bit.ly/HRC2021-music
Part of Scientific American OpEd How Music Can Literally Heal the Heart https://bit.ly/sciam-musicheart